Playa Punta Colorada
Playa Punta Colorada
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Ana G
By Ana G
a must for animal lovers - visit Marine Wildlife Rescue!
5.0 of 5 bubblesJan 2020
A MUST STOP FOR ANIMAL LOVERS! Punta Colorada is not only a beautiful beach but is home to SOS Rescate de Fauna Marina (SOS Marine Wildlife Rescue). By far this was the most unique and rewarding experience of our vacation in Uruguay, in Jan 2020. We participated in the 'animal care assistant/volunteering' visit and got to help feed sealions, penguins and the most gentle elephant seal… we even got to swim on the beach near one of the sealions that was getting ready for his return to the sea. Truly unforgettable! Watching the amazing mother-like bond the orphan baby seals establish with Richard Tesore, SOS founder, and how they respond and follow his call is incredible. Here is more info about the tours/prices that were available in Jan 2020: ANIMAL CARE ASSISTANT A unique opportunity to learn about and care for animals undergoing rehabilitation. You may help with feedings, enrichment and general animal care. Animals on site vary, but may include close encounters with penguins, sealions, turtles, petrels and elephant seals, among others. Price: US $30 per person Maximun group size: 5 people. Duration: 2 hours Advanced reservations required: (+598) 94 33 07 95. GENERAL ADMISSION TOUR Learn about and meet the animals being care for at SOS. . Animals on site vary, but may include sea lions, penguins, turtles, petrels and elephant seals, among others. Price: US $ 10 per person Available daily from 4pm-7pm during summer months (Jan-March). (hours change during winter months)

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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,537 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Piriapolis is a small beach town on the way to Punta del Este from Montevideo. Piriapolis actually pre-dated the Punta del Este. We thought it was a much more laid-back version of Punta del Este with normal restaurants and clubs. We saw a vintage hotel and plenty of people crossing the street on their way to the massive playa (beach) area. It felt like a Mediterranean beach town.
It is much less crowded than other beaches. Hotels in town are more affordable than in Punta del Este as well.
Written February 22, 2020
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Ana G
Arlington, VA32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A MUST STOP FOR ANIMAL LOVERS! Punta Colorada is not only a beautiful beach but is home to SOS Rescate de Fauna Marina (SOS Marine Wildlife Rescue). By far this was the most unique and rewarding experience of our vacation in Uruguay, in Jan 2020.
We participated in the 'animal care assistant/volunteering' visit and got to help feed sealions, penguins and the most gentle elephant seal… we even got to swim on the beach near one of the sealions that was getting ready for his return to the sea. Truly unforgettable! Watching the amazing mother-like bond the orphan baby seals establish with Richard Tesore, SOS founder, and how they respond and follow his call is incredible.

Here is more info about the tours/prices that were available in Jan 2020:

ANIMAL CARE ASSISTANT
A unique opportunity to learn about and care for animals undergoing rehabilitation. You may help with feedings, enrichment and general animal care. Animals on site vary, but may include close encounters with penguins, sealions, turtles, petrels and elephant seals, among others.
Price: US $30 per person
Maximun group size: 5 people.
Duration: 2 hours
Advanced reservations required: (+598) 94 33 07 95.

GENERAL ADMISSION TOUR
Learn about and meet the animals being care for at SOS. . Animals on site vary, but may include sea lions, penguins, turtles, petrels and elephant seals, among others.
Price: US $ 10 per person
Available daily from 4pm-7pm during summer months (Jan-March). (hours change during winter months)
Written March 6, 2020
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Filo
52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This beach is an excellent summer destination.
Nestled between the actual points of Punta Colorada and Punta Negra, this beach is my absolute favorite. There are life-guards at the beach in the summer, and there is an impressive range of very interesting places to rent for the entire family.
Written June 25, 2020
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Elena P
Guadalajara, Mexico4,872 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is indeed a beautiful beach. Everything is so nice, the water is small, the beach is sandy, the wind is refreshing...
Written December 19, 2019
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SusanitaLyon
France42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Lovely place, with good houses and apartments to stay. The sunset is glorious, and you can enjoy it summer and winter. Great place to charge your batteries, hope next year to go back.
Written July 9, 2019
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Danny L
Montreal, Canada17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
This one of the nices beaches in Piriapolis, great sun set and beautiful water, if you go around 6:00pm you will see the sun set around 8h45-9h00 pm. sometime is hard to find parking..
Written August 13, 2018
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Enzo R
Montevideo, Uruguay42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
not too crowded, is great to go with family. Quiet, secure, breeze all day. Services are not available so remember to bring your own drinks and food for the day. It's a very natural beach, not human intervention has been done here yet.
Written January 29, 2017
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Juan P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Spectacular beach! Highly recommended paradise on earth, I recommend you visit in addition to the beach SOS Rescate Marino
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Written April 3, 2024
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